The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 513 503 441
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -62
Contract jobs citing SMTP 107 108 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.41% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 59 73
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 - £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £19.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 103 £375 - 33
London +3 39 £400 +3.89% 7
South East -3 31 £375 +25.00% 15
Berkshire +6 10 £398 - 9
City of London -7 10 £379 +37.72%
North West -17 10 £425 +88.88% 3
West Midlands +2 8 £300 -
Hampshire -15 6 £413 +37.50% 1
West Sussex - 6 £350 -
Maidenhead - 6 £398 -
North East - 6 £300 -
Worcestershire - 6 £288 -
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £300 -
East of England -7 4 £475 +58.33% 1
Wales - 4 £400 -
South Wales - 4 £400 -
Newport - 4 £400 -
Redditch - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £450 - 3
Reading -5 3 - - 7
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 - 2
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
Surrey - 3 £375 - 2
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Sunderland - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire -23 2 £344 -5.17% 1
Essex - 2 - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 120 (54.55%) DNS
2 118 (53.64%) Windows
3 93 (42.27%) Firewall
4 79 (35.91%) Active Directory
5 77 (35.00%) Cisco
6 75 (34.09%) Microsoft
7 71 (32.27%) VPN
8 70 (31.82%) HTTP
8 70 (31.82%) VMware
9 67 (30.45%) WAN
10 66 (30.00%) LAN
11 59 (26.82%) TCP/IP
12 58 (26.36%) SSL
13 54 (24.55%) Linux
13 54 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 53 (24.09%) ITIL
14 53 (24.09%) SQL
15 49 (22.27%) FTP
16 46 (20.91%) UNIX
17 45 (20.45%) SNMP
18 42 (19.09%) SAN
19 40 (18.18%) CheckPoint
19 40 (18.18%) Security Cleared
20 36 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (16.36%) MPLS
21 34 (15.45%) Python
22 33 (15.00%) SQL Server
23 32 (14.55%) Perl
23 32 (14.55%) MS Exchange
23 32 (14.55%) DHCP

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.82%) IIS
3 24 (10.91%) Apache
4 19 (8.64%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.82%) Tomcat
6 13 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (5.45%) WebSphere
8 10 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.55%) IBM Notes
9 8 (3.64%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (3.18%) JBoss
11 6 (2.73%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.82%) CMS
13 4 (1.82%) CICS
13 4 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.82%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (13.18%) MS Visio
2 28 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (4.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.73%) Office 365
3 5 (2.27%) SaaS
4 4 (1.82%) PaaS
4 4 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (54.55%) DNS
2 93 (42.27%) Firewall
3 71 (32.27%) VPN
4 70 (31.82%) HTTP
5 67 (30.45%) WAN
6 66 (30.00%) LAN
7 59 (26.82%) TCP/IP
8 58 (26.36%) SSL
9 49 (22.27%) FTP
10 45 (20.45%) SNMP
11 42 (19.09%) SAN
12 36 (16.36%) MPLS
13 32 (14.55%) DHCP
14 27 (12.27%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (11.82%) Internet
16 20 (9.09%) LDAP
16 20 (9.09%) Network Security
17 17 (7.73%) Wireshark
17 17 (7.73%) SSH
18 15 (6.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.64%) MySQL
3 15 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.09%) Big Data
5 8 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.36%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.91%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.91%) SQLite
11 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.45%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.45%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.09%) Subversion
3 6 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.27%) JIRA
4 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.36%) Selenium
5 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.91%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.91%) NUnit
6 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.91%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.91%) NCrunch
6 2 (0.91%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.45%) YourKit
7 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.45%) JConsole
7 1 (0.45%) VisualVM
General
1 27 (12.27%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Banking
3 12 (5.45%) Military
4 7 (3.18%) Retail
4 7 (3.18%) Back Office
4 7 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.27%) Legal
6 4 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
7 3 (1.36%) Front Office
8 2 (0.91%) Electronics
8 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Billing
8 2 (0.91%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (12.73%) Administrator
2 27 (12.27%) Architect
3 21 (9.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 20 (9.09%) Developer
5 19 (8.64%) Analyst
5 19 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 15 (6.82%) Consultant
7 10 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.18%) Messaging Engineer
10 6 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (2.73%) Network Architect
10 6 (2.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.73%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (2.73%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.27%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.36%) Web Services
2 14 (6.36%) .NET
3 8 (3.64%) CSS
4 7 (3.18%) HTML
5 6 (2.73%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.73%) XML
5 6 (2.73%) Middleware
6 5 (2.27%) EDIFACT
6 5 (2.27%) Ajax
6 5 (2.27%) WCF
6 5 (2.27%) SOAP
6 5 (2.27%) REST
7 4 (1.82%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.82%) JMS
7 4 (1.82%) JSON
8 3 (1.36%) LINQ
8 3 (1.36%) jQuery
8 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.36%) EDI
8 3 (1.36%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.45%) Clustering
1 23 (10.45%) PKI
2 18 (8.18%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.09%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.64%) Replication
6 6 (2.73%) Statistics
7 5 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.82%) VSAM
9 2 (0.91%) SecurID
9 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.91%) CESG
9 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.91%) DTV
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.45%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 118 (53.64%) Windows
2 54 (24.55%) Linux
3 46 (20.91%) UNIX
4 36 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (12.27%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.45%) Solaris
8 19 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (3.18%) CentOS
11 6 (2.73%) Debian
12 4 (1.82%) zOS
13 2 (0.91%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.91%) AIX
13 2 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.45%) Android
14 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.09%) ITIL
2 23 (10.45%) Project Management
3 17 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (6.82%) Patch Management
5 14 (6.36%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.91%) E-Discovery
6 13 (5.91%) Capacity Management
6 13 (5.91%) Analytics
6 13 (5.91%) Data Analytics
7 12 (5.45%) Service Management
7 12 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.00%) DevOps
9 10 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.64%) Process Management
10 8 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.64%) Data Architecture
10 8 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (3.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.09%) SQL
2 34 (15.45%) Python
3 32 (14.55%) Perl
4 21 (9.55%) Shell Script
4 21 (9.55%) C
4 21 (9.55%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.82%) C++
6 13 (5.91%) Java
7 11 (5.00%) C#
8 8 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.64%) PHP
9 7 (3.18%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.73%) VBScript
10 6 (2.73%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.36%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.36%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.91%) VBA
12 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.91%) VB6
Qualifications
1 40 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (6.36%) CCNA
7 10 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.09%) CCNP
8 9 (4.09%) CCSE
9 8 (3.64%) MCITP
10 7 (3.18%) MCP
11 6 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.27%) CCENT
12 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (1.82%) VCAP
13 4 (1.82%) RHCE
14 2 (0.91%) CCSA
14 2 (0.91%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.18%) SLA
2 7 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 79 (35.91%) Active Directory
2 54 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.64%) vSphere
4 17 (7.73%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.00%) XenApp
5 11 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.09%) Sendmail
7 8 (3.64%) vCloud
8 7 (3.18%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.18%) NFS
9 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.27%) HDFS
10 5 (2.27%) Postfix
11 4 (1.82%) Snort
11 4 (1.82%) RACF
11 4 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
11 4 (1.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 4 (1.82%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) Nagios
1 12 (5.45%) Puppet
2 10 (4.55%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (4.09%) MAILsweeper
3 9 (4.09%) MOM
4 8 (3.64%) SCOM
4 8 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.18%) ARCserve
6 6 (2.73%) WSUS
7 5 (2.27%) Zenoss
7 5 (2.27%) Ansible
8 4 (1.82%) SELinux
8 4 (1.82%) logstash
8 4 (1.82%) zSecure
8 4 (1.82%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (1.36%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.36%) Kibana
9 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.36%) Cacti
10 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 77 (35.00%) Cisco
2 75 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 70 (31.82%) VMware
4 40 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 30 (13.64%) Citrix
6 29 (13.18%) Juniper
7 28 (12.73%) NetApp
8 27 (12.27%) HP
9 19 (8.64%) IBM
9 19 (8.64%) Oracle
9 19 (8.64%) Dell
10 16 (7.27%) Brocade
11 15 (6.82%) Clearswift
12 14 (6.36%) CA
13 13 (5.91%) CommVault
13 13 (5.91%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.00%) Blue Coat
15 10 (4.55%) 3PAR
15 10 (4.55%) F5
15 10 (4.55%) Lotus
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